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Shiki

Shiki

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Corpse Demon
Japanese: 屍鬼

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 22
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 9, 2010 to Dec 31, 2010
Duration: 22 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.171 (scored by 55369 users)
Ranked: #3152
Popularity: #122
Members: 110,606
Favorites: 2,477
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Synopsis

When citizens of a secluded village begin dying off in alarming numbers, the sole hospital's head doctor tries desperately to save his patients—but his efforts are in vain. Entire families are wiped out while others desert their homes. All hell breaks loose as the villagers discover their loved ones' corpses are rising from the grave with an insatiable thirst for human blood. Who is safe when the urge to kill in order to survive blurs the line between man and monster?

(Source: Funimation)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Shiki
Side story: Shiki Specials

Characters & Voice Actors

Kirishiki, Sunako
Kirishiki, Sunako
Main
Leigh, Cherami
English
Leigh, Cherami
Yuuki, Aoi
Japanese
Yuuki, Aoi
...
Muroi, Seishin
Muroi, Seishin
Main
Burgmeier, John
English
Burgmeier, John
Okitsu, Kazuyuki
Japanese
Okitsu, Kazuyuki
...
Ozaki, Toshio
Ozaki, Toshio
Main
Ookawa, Tooru
Japanese
Ookawa, Tooru
Wald, David
English
Wald, David
...
Yuuki, Natsuno
Yuuki, Natsuno
Main
Jewell, Jerry
English
Jewell, Jerry
Uchiyama, Kouki
Japanese
Uchiyama, Kouki
...

Staff

Amino, Tetsuro
Director
Hata, Yoshito
Episode Director
Takagi, Noboru
Script
Suemitsu, Atsushi
Theme Song Arrangement, Theme Song Composition



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Jan 1, 2011
Archaeon
Vampires have been enjoying quite a renaissance in Western media lately, mainly because of the advent of Twilight. In anime however, tales of bloodsuckers have been pretty constant over the years, but like the West there has been an increase in the number of stories involving the children of the night. The only problem is, they all seem to romanticise vampires by giving them kind, gentle personalities, good looks, a reluctance to drink human blood, or some other hook to make the viewer believe that creatures who look on humans as food can be considered friendly.

And then Shiki comes along and blows that whole idea read more
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Sep 3, 2010
Flipside101
I've seen my fair share of vampire anime; and I have to say, it was under vast number of genres, as well as themes. Shiki however, pulls you back in to what the traditional myth of vampires; added to it that it's a thriller, it will move anyone who's a vampire fan.


Story: 10
Compared to many other vampire themed animes, such as Blood+, Rosario + Vampire, Vampire Knight, and Trinity blood; this anime comes back to the roots of vampires and their myths. In this anime a town is plagued with death with no reasonable explanation; though thought of a possible epidemic, Doctor Ozaki, read more
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Recommendations

Both are very enticing supernatural murder mysteries
Both give a similar feeling: New guy arrives to a little village, and certain dark events start happening that are somehow related to a young mysterious girl. Slow and creepy atmosphere that makes you want to find out what´s going on. Brilliant ost and VA´s. Personally I enjoyed Shiki more, because it gives a deeper development to its characters and a more intricate plot. Still, Both are awesome animes that will keep you thrilled till the end, so if you enjoyed one, you will probably enjoy the other.

Opening Theme

#1: "Kuchizuke" (くちづけ) by Buck-Tick (eps 1-11)
#2: "Calendula Requiem" by kanon x kanon (eps 12-22)

Ending Theme

#1: "Walk no Yakusoku (walkの約束)" by nangi (eps 1-11)
#2: "Gekka Reijin (月下麗人)" by Buck-Tick (eps 12-22)

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